5 MINUTES WITH
LAWSON It’s been almost four years since four-piece Lawson won us over with debut album Chapman Square, and after months of touring, writing and recording, the boys are back on our radar with hot new single Money. Drummer Adam took some time out to talk life on the road and what’s next for the lads with Source
You guys have been fairly quiet for a while – what have you been up to? It feels like we’ve been away for a while, but we’ve been recording the second album, and after that we were touring all over. We were in America for a while touring, we did a small tour in the UK, but the main tour we did was the Australia and New Zealand arena tour with Robbie Williams, which was literally a dream come true.
“WE’VE SUPPORTED LOTS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD AND NOBODY’S EVER INVITED US BACK ON STAGE TO PERFORM WITH THEM, SO THAT SAYS A LOT ABOUT THE KIND OF PERSON THAT ROBBIE IS”
What was it like touring with Robbie? We’re all massive Robbie fans, me especially. To get invited to do the tour was one thing, but once we got there, he invited us up on stage with him every night to do Road to Mandalay. We’ve supported lots and lots of people around the world and nobody’s ever invited us back on stage to perform with
How would you describe the new material? By the time this album’s out, it will have been four years since the first album so we’ve grown up as people and as a band as well. Hopefully we’ve improved as musicians and Andy as a songwriter has definitely improved too. It’s kind of a step up from Chapman Square but it’s still Lawson.
them, so that says a lot about the kind of person that Robbie is.
What’s been the best gig you’ve ever played? Some of the dates we’ve done in the UK have been amazing. We’ve done Wembley Stadium twice – 80,000 people! That’s pretty special. Headline tourwise – the last headline tour we did off the back of the first album, we managed to play two arenas on that, and one of them was my hometown arena, the Brighton Centre. What’s been your highlight of your time in the band?
When we released the first album and it went into the top five, that was a big thing. Even if you do quite well with your singles, you don’t know if people are investing much in the band and want to hear a full record. Apart from that, it’s all about touring. Being on stage every single night is the highlight. What’s next for Lawson? We’ve got Money out in March, then we’ll be releasing the second single. The album will be out in June, and then we’ve got our summer shows and towards the end of the year, we’ll be doing the album tour. That’ll be back to a bigger tour, and we’ll take that across the UK and further afield too. Lots to look forward to! Money by Lawson is available to download from 14 March
Published on Feb 25, 2016